Black Marble and Microsoft have announced details of a FREE event covering Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Application Lifecycle Management in London on Thursday 17th December 2009. Full Details are below: Microsoft and Black Marble present Visual Studio 2010 and Managing the Application Lifecycle. Click here to register for this event Date – 17-Dec-2009 Session – All Day Time – Registration from 9:30am, Event Starts at 10:00am. Lunch at 12:30pm. Event ends at 4:30pm. Location – Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE Type – Seminar Welcome to the Microsoft/Black Marble exploration of developer tools and … Continue reading Black Marble and Microsoft – Free Visual Studio/ALM Event in London 17th Dec 09
This morning Scott Guthrie announced a new program to help Small Web Development Companies (10 employees or less) and individual Web Developers who develop Web Sites and Services. The program runs for three years is free to join, all that is payable is a $100 fee on exit. Benefits of the program include: Windows Web Server 2008 R2 – licenses; SQL Server 2008 licenses; 1 Expression Studio 3 license; 2 Expression Web licenses; 3 Visual Studio 2008 Professional licenses and more… For full details of the announcement see Scott Guthrie’s blog post and to register visit the WebsiteSpark portal. Announcements … Continue reading Sparkling Websites and New Enhancements for the MS Web Platform Announced
Today I received an email from Microsoft to tell me I’d been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for 2009, to follow the award which I received in 2008. I am very pleased, and once again extremely humble to be associated with a great group of very clever people around the globe. I hope I can continue to server the community in the best way possible over the next year! First thing on my list is more blog posts as I’ve been neglecting my blog over the last six months and I have lots of content to cover!!
The 24 hours I’m currently writing this post in are all about firsts. First I’ve just got back from my first ever live gig, and first ever experience of Metallica live! I’ve been to the Sheffield Arena for the latest leg of Metallica’s Death Magnetic tour, it was f***ing AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait to do it again! Note to self – why has it taken 28 years for this to happen???? WTF!! Secondly I’m currently sitting in the departure lounge at Newcastle Airport waiting for my flight to Amsterdam and then onto Seattle for my first MVP Summit! Looking forward to … Continue reading 24 Hours of Firsts
I’m pleased to announce that we have rearranged Eric Nelson’s session on Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010), which was unfortunately cancelled due to the poor weather, and the event will now be held on TUESDAY 24th FEBRUARY at the same venue. Please register for the event, even if you had register for the previous date, at http://www.vbug.co.uk/Events/February-2009/VBUG-NEWCASTLE-REARRANGED–Parallel-programming-in-NET-VS2010-with-Eric-Nels.aspx I look forward to seeing you there!
VBUG Newcastle kicks off 2009 on Tuesday 3rd February with Eric Nelson, Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelist, visiting to cover Parallel Programming in .Net using Visual Studio 2010. Session Overview: The next version of the .NET Framework will come with new classes that start to remove the difficulties in building multi-threaded applications that are able to take advantage of the modern multi-core processor architectures and the future many-core architectures that are coming over the next few years. In this session, we will look at why we will all need to start thinking about parallelism and drill into what is available … Continue reading VBUG Newcastle: Parallel Programming in .Net (VS2010) with Eric Nelson – 3rd February 2009
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In follow up to my previous post, Students!!! – Get MS Office Ultimate 2007 for 39 Quid! An Absolute Steal!!, I was reminded this morning about Dreamspark which is a great offer for Students to get hold of some excellent development and design software. On offer for free to students who match the eligibility requirements are: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition Microsoft Expression Studio XNA Games Studio 2.0 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition – shortly to be updated to Windows Server 2008 (which includes IIS 7 ;)) This is an excellent offer … Continue reading More Great Software for Free to Students From Microsoft
I was recently reminded of this great offer which Microsoft have for Students, Office Ultimate 2007 is available for £38.95 which is an absolute steal! I was reminded of this offer as my Brother is about to start a degree course at the University of Sunderland. This is an excellent offer for any student out there! For full details and eligibility details go to the Ultimate Steal Website this offer is also available in other countries too!
Ready Steady Speak is back for the RemixUK Event in Brighton on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of September 2008. Are you a budding speaker? A Designer with a passion for what you do who would like to educate us Developers in how it’s done or some other aspect of design which we really don’t get? Are you a Developer who wants to get his message across to designers about just how cool the latest features in Web Development Technologies are or do you just want to share your knowledge with your fellow designers and developers? If so then Ready … Continue reading RemixUK – Ready Steady Speak Competition! – Win an XBOX 360!